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What shop in the Seattle area has a decent selection at reasonable prices?

post #2 of 9

I got mine at Sturtavens in bellevue. You will pay retail.

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BTW- what do you want, I have a extra black large varient brim.

post #4 of 9

um, if you're looking to save bucks, you can just go to say REI and find what you like, then maybe just search online for the cheapest price?


That being said, when REI does have periodic sales, the prices would be comparable to online and you get all the customer service of rei.  They had a 20% off all helmet sale around xmas, and periodically they'll have 20% off coupons any full-price item.

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um, if you're looking to save bucks, you can just go to say REI and find what you like, then maybe just search online for the cheapest price?

That occurred to me, but I want to have it in hand by Wednesday. And, having never worn one before I don't know what will have the best fit/features.

 

Plus, it kind of sucks to use a brick and mortar store for browsing and immediately buy on-line.

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I don't think it's that bad to go browsing in store. They want you there to check out the goods, plus you may be tempted to just bite the bullet and buy, or at least pick up some other stuff. Now if you were to buy the helmet at Rei, use it then return the used model and buy the same thing new online, i'd say maybe then you're taking advantage of their customer service.
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OK, new question. Went to REI and tried several models, some were moderately comfortable, some not at all. None felt great. All but the Goro Seam had hard spots I just didn't like.

 

So what helmet is the MOST comfortable you've ever worn, price not an issue?

post #8 of 9

i think it depends on your head.  If you got a funky head you're just going to have to make due.

 

There are some adjustments you can perform with the height adjustment in the back, as well as the usual tightening as well as adjustments to the straps, so make sure you've played around with those.  

 

BTW, i'm wearing the giro seam.

 

post #9 of 9

Wear what fits--it might not be the most expensive one on the block.  I had a Briko for years that fit quite well.  I tried the new POC helmets and they didn;t fit at all.  I liked the Giro Seam, seems like a good one for many.  Currently have the Smith Variant Brim.  

 

Again, try lots on, and try the same helmet in different sizes.  I'm  decent size guy, and my current helmet is a Med.  My Briko was a Large. I just bought from the local store.

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